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“Excellent value - great service - awesome location - mahalo” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Coral Reef
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4-1516 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746   |  
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Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Davenport, Iowa
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Excellent value - great service - awesome location - mahalo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Trip Advisor ratings were right again. The hotel is right on the beach in Kapaa. The location is great for seeing the entire island as it is about in the middle when considering the main highway. We enjoyed the small hotel feeling and friendly managers, even though we probably annoyed them with all of our needs. We spent an entire week here and will definitely be staying here next time!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

On my last night in Kauai, I had not booked any accommodation, after exploring the north side of the island and driving back towards Lihue I saw the Coral Reef Hotel, I pulled in and within 10mins I had a room, the price is good and the location in Kapaa was great as I spent the afternoon walking and exploring the township. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the hotel itself is situated right next to the ocean, I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

It's not easy to find affordable accommodations right on the beach but Coral Reef has it all. Choose a room facing the beach and you're in heaven. Great breakfast included. Bikes only $5. A day. You can ride or walk the long path all along the ocean. Perfect location on main street in Kapaa so u can walk and shop for anything. Service was fantastic!
Was only planning in staying one night but we stayed a second night.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alpine, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

when we visit kauai we always spend most of our time staying in the north shore area. Lately we move a little closer to the airport for the last night and for the last few years that means a night at the coral beach. this is a small hotel/motel sort of thing and doesnt have all the bells and whistle of the big beachfront hotels just a few miles south. Its right on the main road (kuhio hwy) in kapaa and the staff has always been very friendly and can give lots of good advice on things to do or not do if you're new to this side of the island. There's restaurants and shopping all within an easy walkor you can just sit in your little patio and feed the wild chickens. The price isnt bad and your are right on the beach with great views and oceans breezes to cool you off when you sleep. The hotel doent look like much at first, but rooms have always been extremely clean with an unbelieveable amount of pillows and a light system that you probably need to go to school to completely figure out. My best recommendation is that I will continue to come back here year after year.

Room Tip: ground floor on the building to the right. you can walk out your patio door 20 feet to the ocean.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

The hotel is clean, right in town, and has an awesome small beauty shop for nails, massage (Bonnie), and facials.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

I'm a little slow writing this, but I thought of it because I am planning my next visit. I have stayed in this hotel the last three years. It is right on the beach. The property is well-cared-for and very comfortable. We love to stay in the oceanfront rooms and enjoy the fresh breeze. The staff makes it feel like you are staying in the home of friends.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

The bed was very comfortable, the view beautiful, and the sound of the surf hypnotic.The bathroom was big, beautiful and the water pressure in the shower heaven.However the best feature was the intelligent, friendly young man behind the desk. Joseph gave us excellent advise and information the made our vacation more spectacular. Thank you Joseph!

Room Tip: Ocean front view is great
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4-1516 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Coral Reef 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Coral Reef built in 1956 is known to be the islands original boutique hotel. Located in the historical town of Kapaa featuring a variety of local shops and restaurants for any visitor to enjoy. Experience our newly renovated oceanfront guest rooms approximately 50 feet from the waters edge with direct ocean views. Hotel Coral Reef is an ideal location for any visitor looking to have Easy access to all Kauai's exciting points of Interest. Come Join us for a true Hawaiian Experience. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Coral Reef Kapaa
Hotel Coral Reef Kauai/Kapaa

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